Legendary Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi has made a poignant and classy gesture, leaving his most prized possession in the coffin of Italy's former kitman, Pietro Lombardi.
De Rossi attended the funeral of 92-year-old Lombardi in Florence on Wednesday, reported Gazzetta World. There, the 32-year-old left his 2006 World Cup winners' medal to rest with his friend.
Lombardi was a part of Italy's 2006 World Cup-winning side in Germany and earned the nickname "Spazzolino" (toothbrush) due to his efforts in cleaning the side's boots.
He was a valued member of the champions' team, and now he has the silverware to prove it.